The cackle of a rooster flushing out of waist-high grass in Kansas is a sound that John Leo Hayden has enjoyed for 65 years. As the founder of Hayden Outdoors Real Estate, Leo, and his sons Dax and Seth, have always had a great passion for the land and the wildlife that call rural America home.
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When it comes to recruiting young people into the ranks of educated, safe and responsible hunters who value private land stewardship, the Texas Youth Hunting Program (TYHP) is the nation’s gold standard—and has been for 25 years.
When COVID-19 showed up in earnest last March here in the U.S., who would have envisioned that our world would still be so encumbered by this dreadful virus? About the time that it seemed as though our society was beginning to move in a direction of getting back to our normal daily routines and practices, prevalence rates of COVID-19 spiked in many areas of the country, reminding us that it’s still too early to let ...
There are a few common arrangements that tend to define the basic financial arrangements between landowners and hunting outfitters.
For those proprietors who are in the outdoor recreational travel industry, such as hunting and fishing outfitters, and eco-tourism professionals, there are several obvious epiphanies that the COVID-19 experience has granted us. It is up to the business owner to channel these experiences into strategies for catering to clients and creating business safeguards that may perhaps soften the blow in dealing with future challenges.
Domestically, there are no hunting operations in the U.S. that are fully immune to the impacts of C-19 and a hammered economy. One could surmise that things could have been worse if this C-19 crisis would have hit during the Fall hunting seasons, but none the less, there are some hunting operations that had a large volume of business on their calendar for March, April and May. My business, Wildlife Systems, Inc. (WSI), had roughly ...
There are many efficiencies to be gained by a business proprietor through the ability to convert existing business into repeat business.
“I’m a big believer in the power of branding and what branding means in terms of public perceptions and how that ties into market perceptions.”
Blue quail do not observe the finer gamebird principles as bobwhites; rather, they are more rogue and prone to run like members of a gang who are scattering from law dogs.
Professionalism is often easy to recognize when you see it but is a bit more difficult to define. When it comes to the land and outdoors space, professionalism is not the job that you do, but how you do the job.
While Mossy Oak is now considered the king of camouflage, they’re beginning to make some noise in another industry as well—dog breeding and training.
Rancho Estrella occupies over 8,000 acres of South Texas brush country and grassland savanna, in a region celebrated for the quality of its whitetail deer, bobwhite quail and dove hunting.
Jessie Allen shares a story about a way to give thanks, to practice remembrance and honor the process of food retrieval from the wild places of Wyoming.
The late Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe once famously said that, “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”
Is it actually possible to insulate mule deer herds in arid environments, such as the Chihuahuan Desert of West Texas, against the extreme pressures that can be delivered by harsh droughts? The answer is yes, to an extent.
You've waited months, maybe years, for this moment. But now what? The hunting pros at OutdoorHub share six essential tips for what you need to do after shooting a deer.
Deer hunters take several shapes and forms, and everyone has their own approach to bagging bucks. Some more successful than others, but to each their own.
Here are four simple ideas to keep in mind while hunting public land, brought to you by the experts at OutdoorHub.
Until recently few hunters knew much, if anything, about nilgai. The cat’s been out of the bag for a number of years now, however, and the popularity of hunting these big, exotic antelope has soared.